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The disciplinary Committee of FIFA has suspended Lionel Messi, on four matches of the qualifying tournament of the world championship. In addition, the player will have to pay a fine
Messi punished for the incident in the match against Chile, which took place last week. This is the official website of FIFA. The Argentine was accused of insulting judges — according to the disciplinary Committee, Messi when dealing with linimentom used profanity. The captain of Argentina found guilty of violation of the FIFA disciplinary code.
Messi will miss four official matches and will pay a fine of 10 thousand Swiss francs. The first of these matches will be meeting with Bolivia, which will be held on March 28.
If the Association of football of Argentina (AFA) will not challenge the disqualification, Messi will also miss the matches against Venezuela, Uruguay and Peru. On the field he can go in the final game of the tournament against Ecuador .
AFA, commenting on the beginning of the proceedings, said that the evidence FIFA is not presented. The Association insists that Messi did not use obscene language in conversation with the referees.
Brazilian judges serving in the match Argentina — Chile also has not confirmed the information of FIFA. Sandro Ricci, Marcelo Vanessa, Dawson Silva and Emerson Carvalho said that I have not heard that Messi had a fight. However, FIFA clarified that in such cases the disciplinary Committee may make the decision based only on private information.
Argentina national team beat Chile in the qualifying match of the world Cup with the score 1:0. The only goal of the game scored by Messi from the penalty spot.
Lionel Messi in the match against Chile
In the table, Argentina’s national team is in third place, scoring in 13 games for 22 points. At the same time in seven games that Messi missed through injury, the Argentine national team scored seven points in six matches with his participation — 15 points.
Directly for the world Cup from the CONMEBOL zone, where are the South American teams will come from four best teams. Now this Quartet includes Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia. In fifth place, which entitles participation in the play-offs with Oceania representatives is Ecuador. Argentines from the fifth and sixth places separates the two points.